The Purchase & Repair programme delivers fully renovated family homes through Notting Hill Genesis’ SimpliCity initiative. SimpliCity provides homes at discounted rents to working households who are priced out of the housing market, but are unable to access social or shared ownership housing. It offers a more secure and affordable alternative for families than standard private rented accommodation.
The P&R programme operates in specific outer London boroughs that offer both good value and strong demand. Our project managers identify suitable homes for sale on the open market: typically 3-bedroom family houses with back gardens, in sound condition but in need of significant refurbishment. Notting Hill Genesis purchases the property and commissions the works using consultants and contractors from our experienced and reliable P&R framework. Works generally include a new kitchen and bathroom, flooring, full decoration and A-rated white goods. The refurbishment standard is highly praised by tenants.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Purchase & Repair team launched a Rough Sleeper Accommodation Programme which is partly funded by the Greater London Authority. The team purchases one-bedroom flats in east and south London and renovates them to the SimpliCity standard, then hands them over to our colleagues in Supported Housing. The renovated flats are let out to rough sleepers seeking more permanent accommodation.